Saltwort, Okahijiki (Salsola komarovii)
Also known as land seaweed, Okahijiki grows on land (oka) but looks like seaweed (hijiki) Its Latin name, Salsola, means salty and it is a salt-tolerant plant although it doesn't require salt water to grow. The juicy crisp leaves have a lovely crunchy fresh texture and are edible raw or cooked. The raw leaves have a slightly peppery and salty flavour.
Plant type: Annual
Sow when: Spring
Sow where: Punnets or direct
Spacing: 10- 20cm
Position: Full sun
Harvest: Harvest in bunches, when still small, older
plants can become woody.
Growing Details: Germination may be improved by soaking the seed for 24 hours prior to sowing. Germination takes 7-14 days at 23-26°C.
Seeds per package: 50